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The Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders made the biggest moves Thursday as National Football League teams continued revamping their rosters for the 2014 season. Two days after free agency began for gridiron clubs, the Eagles obtained running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick. The Raiders, meanwhile, bolstered their defensive unit by signing two free agents, nine-year veteran defensive end Justin Tuck and former Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute bid to stave off a new chapter in the East-West crisis over Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Thursday that it faces immediate and "very serious" sanctions if it annexes Ukraine's strategic Crimea region.